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Polonsky Shakespeare Center – Brooklyn, New York, USA

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Building: Polonsky Shakespeare Center (Theatre for a New Audience)
Location: 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Architect: Hugh Hardy
Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates
Construction Manager: F.J. Sciame Construction Company
Completion: October 2013

AE Interests: cantilevered entrance, designed to be flexible for many different types of performances with nine stage configurations, very simple profile, acoustic insulation – located above a subway, uses a 12-inch concrete slab above 8-inch thick steel-reinforced rubber pads that isolate vibrations, exposed structural beams inside, energy efficient, large glass facade

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Written by Arlene Ellwood

September 3, 2015 at 3:55 pm

Posted in Built

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